What can I do with my COMMUNICATION degree?

What can I do with my COMMUNICATION degree?

Employers of Communications Majors

- Advertising Agencies & Public Relations Firms
- Media
- Market Research Firms
- Government Agencies
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Publishers
- Newspapers
- Wire Services
- Magazines
- Professional, Religious, & Charitable Organizations
- Major Networks, Television Stations, Radio
- Labor Unions
- Hospitals
- Dinner Theater, Television, Industrial Films, Trade Shows and Conventions, Independent Motion Pictures, Little Theater Groups, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Repertory Companies

Related Occupations for Communications Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Account Executive Hospitality Manager Radio/TV Announcer
Actor Hotel Manager Recreation/Attractions Manager
Advertising Copywriter Impersonator Recruiter
Advertising Manager Make-up Artist Restaurant Manager
Association Administrator Market Research Analyst Sales Representative
Booking Agent Media Manager Script Writer
Campaign Manager Movie Theater Manager Special Events Coordinator
Communications Director Museum Director Speech Writer
Community Action Director Narrator Sportscaster
Consumer Affairs Specialist Personnel Specialist Stage Manager
Customer Service Rep. Photojournalist Stage Manager
Development Director Playwright Stand-in
Director Political Aide Stunt Coordinator
Drama Coach Presenter Talent Scout
Editorial Assistant Production Assistant Technical Writer
Events Planner Promotions Manager Telemarketing Specialist
Flight Attendant Public Information Officer Training & Development Specialist
Fund Raiser Public Relations Specialist Writer/Author
Greeting Card Writer   Youth Worker

Preparing for a Job in Communications

  1. Work at campus newspaper, yearbook staff, TV or radio station.
  2. Find internship at market research firm, newspaper, television or radio stations, etc.
  3. Compile portfolio of writing, graphics and ideas for creative development.
  4. Get computer knowledge as well of printing and production.
  5. Participate in debates.
  6. Gain knowledge of community and its needs.
  7. Demonstrate assertiveness, creativity, initiative, outgoing personality and diplomacy.
  8. Coordinate and promote special events on campus or in the community.
  9. Perfect public speaking ability.
  10. Audition for plays in school or amateur community groups.
  11. Volunteer to work backstage, crew, scenery, props, costumes, or as an extra.
  12. Volunteer for directing students needing to make films.
  13. Join professional organizations related to area of interest.


Program Overview   Contact information
Communication   Department of Languages and Communication
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus:D Vickers Hall, Room 219
    Telephone: 985-549-2105

Links for Communication Majors

Journalism, Speech, and Broadcast Communication

Theater Related Links


More Info from Career Services